The women that Bill has abused over the years have been dealing with this bullsh*t for long enough. Rebecca Schoenkopf should be ashamed of herself and NEVER call herself a feminist again.
The owner and editor of feminist commentary website Wonkette is “sort of?” “leaning toward?” believing Juanita Broaddrick’s claim that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 — but is quick to add that doesn’t make the former president a “bad feminist.”
“I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex.
“I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, ‘hey, that is rape, do not do that.’ I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.”
Clinton was the attorney general of Arkansas at the time he met Broaddrick, running in the gubernatorial race he would ultimately win.
In an age when the definition of sexual consent is constantly defined and redefined, and the consequences for being publicly accused of rape or coming out as a rape victim are increasingly high, Schoenkopf takes a laissez-faire approach to addressing accusations against Clinton:
“I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize).
“It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that.”
Schoenkopf also repeatedly dismisses as “irrational” Broaddrick’s claim that Hillary Clinton, the current Democratic presidential nominee, tried to intimidate her into silence shortly after the alleged attack.
Broaddrick says she attended a political rally and ran into Hillary who shook her hand and thanked the nursing home operator for everything she had done for Bill.
“Her characterization of Hillary Clinton sounds irrational, maybe induced from PTSD,” wrote Schoenkopf:
“There is simply no reason Hillary Clinton would have known jacksh*t about it.”
The former Secretary of State has long been dogged with accusations that she silences or defames women who may disrupt Bill Clinton’s political career.